The Twins have had nine players try to win the shortstop job since Jason Bartlett was the regular in 2007:
Nick Punto (2004-10): Fans loved to hate him, but he was excellent in the field and good for chemistry.
Alexi Casilla (2006-): Has the range and the arm to play shortstop but can't stay healthy.
Adam Everett (2008): Three cortisone shots for his shoulder, two stints on the DL, one long year.
Brendan Harris (2008-10): Just wasn't quite good enough to be a starter at short, second or third.
Matt Tolbert (2008-11): A bundle of nervous energy at the time, he never found a role.
Orlando Cabrera (2009): Midseason trade landed the Twins an aging-yet-capable Cabrera.
J.J. Hardy (2010): There's pop in his bat, but he landed on the DL twice in his year with the Twins.
Trevor Plouffe (2010-): The former first-round pick had his chances at short but now is an outfielder.
Tsuyoshi Nishioka (2011): Heralded and decorated in Japan, he was injured and overwhelmed last year.
|Chicago Cubs - WP: B. Parker||6||FINAL|
|Cincinnati - LP: J. Hoover||4|
|Philadelphia - WP: D. Buchanan||9||FINAL|
|Milwaukee - LP: M. Garza||1|
|Oakland - WP: S. Kazmir||6||FINAL|
|San Francisco - LP: T. Hudson||1|
|Chicago WSox - LP: R. Belisario||3||FINAL|
|Boston - WP: A. Miller||4|
|Washington - LP: G. Gonzalez||3||FINAL|
|Baltimore - WP: W. Chen||4|
|NY Yankees - LP: M. Thornton||3||FINAL|
|Cleveland - WP: C. Carrasco||9|
|Atlanta - WP: A. Harang||3||FINAL|
|NY Mets - LP: B. Colon||1|
|Pittsburgh - WP: E. Volquez||9||FINAL|
|St. Louis - LP: S. Miller||1|
|LA Angels - WP: H. Santiago||15||FINAL|
|Texas - LP: C. Lewis||6|
|Detroit - WP: D. Smyly||16||FINAL|
|Kansas City - LP: J. Guthrie||4|
|San Diego - LP: O. Despaigne||1||FINAL|
|Los Angeles - WP: C. Kershaw||2|
|Minnesota - WP: Y. Pino||4||FINAL|
|Seattle - LP: T. Wilhelmsen||2|
|Calgary||7/12/14 5:30 PM|
|Brt Columbia||7/12/14 8:30 PM|
|Edmonton||7/17/14 7:30 PM|
|Toronto||7/18/14 6:00 PM|
|Hamilton||7/18/14 9:00 PM|
|Montreal||7/19/14 6:00 PM|
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